IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 12 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Lord, I love Your instruction. Help my spirit on those days that I somehow seem to resist that I may obtain Your favor. Not for some selfish gain, but I will be prepared when wicked devices come at me, some from my own soul. I want to be established by wickedness. Help me to be a virtuous woman for Your name’s sake, to be YOUR Crown. Help me to be the servant You hope of me.
Help me to be full of tender mercies, to do the work You have for me, and to be rooted in Your righteousness. Keep me from snares, from trouble, and from foolish counsel. Help me to be prudent, hard working, diligent, disciplined, truthful, healthy, encouraging, wise and mindfully careful with my words. Keep me from lies, deception, and evil. Help me to seek peace, counsel, justice, honest dealings, and to use good and glad words. Help me to choose all that You call good, and to avoid all that You call unwise, evil, and foolish. Help me to be all that You delight in, and to be grounded in Your word that I might obtain the favor that places Your hedge of protection around me.
I love You, Father!
I love You, Jesus!
I love You, Holy Spirit!
Your word in Proverbs 12 inspired me to write this poem, Lord.
It is called The Promises of Your Favor. I love anything You love to give! If it’s from You, it’s a promise kept!
The Promises of Your Favor
The promises of Your favor
Are life and preservation to my soul.
You promise they will lead me,
And keep my words good and whole.
You promise they will protect,
That they will ground and root.
You promise they will preserve
And steady my foot.
You promise wisdom and counsel
Will establish and prepare.
My spirit will be ready
No matter when or where.
Your peace and Your favor
Wait to guard and guide.
Rooted and grounded in You,
Is where my soul longs to abide.
Written by Gai Brookshire